[wp-hackers] a plugin of a theme's own

Graeme Lennon graeme at samurai.com
Tue Sep 20 13:57:05 GMT 2005

It ties functionality to a theme, which is bad. If someone has an idea 
for additional functionality that they want to release as a part of 
their theme, great, but it should be a plugin, so I can use it with 
other themes if I so choose.


Lee McFadden wrote:
> I'm still not 100% sure of the reason behind allowing a theme to
> define it's own functions.  Surely, if a theme *requires* plugins to
> work they should be detailed in the readme, along with installation
> instructions (not that they're needed with WP), and included in the
> download package for the theme.
> Yes the new include is convenient, but convenience shouldn't be
> implimented for the sake of it.  The difference between editing
> /wp-content/themes/Theme01/functions.php and
> /wp-content/plugins/pluginName.php is a small one IMHO.
> Just to add my tuppence to the mix.
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